1951 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1951

Notable Films Released in 1951

U.S.A. unless stated

  • The 13th Letter, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Linda Darnell and Charles Boyer


  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
  • Ace in the Hole (aka The Big Carnival), directed by Billy Wilder, starring Kirk Douglas
  • Across the Wide Missouri, starring Clark Gable
  • The African Queen, directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart (Oscar for best actor) and Katharine Hepburn - (Britain)
  • Alice in Wonderland, an animated film by Walt Disney
  • Along the Great Divide, starring Kirk Douglas
  • An American in Paris, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron (Oscar for best picture)
  • Angels in the Outfield, starring Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh
  • Anna, starring Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone and Vittorio Gassman - (Italy)
  • Another Man's Poison, starring Bette Davis - (Britain)
  • Apache Drums, starring Stephen McNally and Coleen Gray
  • Appointment with Danger, starring Alan Ladd
  • As Young as You Feel, starring Monty Woolley
  • Atoll K, starring Laurel and Hardy
  • Awaara (Tramp), directed by and starring Raj Kapoor - (India)
  • The Axe of Wandsbek (Das Beil von Wandsbek) - (East Germany)


  • Baazi (Gamble), starring Dev Anand - (India)
  • Bedtime for Bonzo, starring Ronald Reagan (with a chimpanzee)
  • Bellissima, directed by Luchino Visconti, starring Anna Magnani - (Italy)
  • Bird of Paradise, starring Louis Jourdan and Debra Paget
  • Blackmailed, starring Mai Zetterling and Dirk Bogarde - (Britain)
  • The Blue Veil, starring Jane Wyman
  • Bright Victory, starring Arthur Kennedy
  • The Browning Version, directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Michael Redgrave and Jean Kent - (Britain)
  • Bullfighter and the Lady, starring Robert Stack and Joy Page


  • Callaway Went Thataway, starring Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel
  • Call Me Mister, starring Betty Grable
  • Captain Horatio Hornblower, starring Gregory Peck - (Britain)
  • Cattle Drive, starring Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell and Chill Wills
  • Cause for Alarm!, starring Loretta Young and Barry Sullivan
  • China Corsair, starring Jon Hall
  • Circle of Danger, starring Ray Milland - (Britain)
  • The Clouded Yellow, starring Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons - (Britain)
  • Come Fill the Cup, starring James Cagney and Gig Young
  • Comin' Round The Mountain, starring Abbott and Costello
  • Cops and Robbers (Guardie e ladri), directed by Mario Monicelli - (Italy)
  • Cry Danger, starring Dick Powell and Rhonda Fleming
  • Cry, the Beloved Country, directed by Zoltan Korda, starring Sidney Poitier - (Britain)


  • Darling, How Could You!, starring Joan Fontaine
  • Daughter of Deceit (La hija del engaño), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)
  • David and Bathsheba, starring Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise, starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal
  • Death of a Salesman, starring Fredric March
  • Decision Before Dawn, starring Richard Basehart
  • The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel, starring James Mason
  • Detective Story, starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Lee Grant
  • Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne), directed by Robert Bresson - (France)
  • Distant Drums, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Gary Cooper
  • Double Dynamite, starring Jane Russell, Frank Sinatra, Groucho Marx
  • Dream of a Cossack (Kavalier zolotoy zvezdy), starring Sergei Bondarchuk - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Daar Doer in Die Bosveld (Far Away in the Bushveld), starring Jamie Uys - (South Africa)


  • Early Summer (Bakushū), directed by Yasujirō Ozu - (Japan)
  • The Enforcer, starring Humphrey Bogart
  • Father's Little Dividend, starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor
  • FBI Girl, starring Audrey Totter and Cesar Romero
  • The Fighting Seventh, starring Lloyd Bridges
  • Flying Leathernecks, starring John Wayne and Robert Ryan
  • Follow the Sun, starring Glenn Ford (as Ben Hogan)
  • The Forbidden Christ (Il Cristo proibito), starring Raf Vallone - (Italy)
  • Fort Worth, starring Randolph Scott
  • Four in a Jeep (Die Vier im Jeep), starring Ralph Meeker and Viveca Lindfors - (Switzerland)
  • Fourteen Hours, starring Paul Douglas and Richard Basehart
  • The Frogmen, starring Richard Widmark and Dana Andrews
  • Furrows (Surcos) - (Spain)


  • Gerald McBoing-Boing
  • Go for Broke!, starring Van Johnson
  • Golden Girl, starring Mitzi Gaynor, Dale Robertson, Dennis Day
  • The Golden Horde, starring Ann Blyth
  • Goodbye My Fancy, starring Joan Crawford and Robert Young
  • The Great Caruso, starring Mario Lanza
  • Grounds for Marriage, starring Kathryn Grayson and Van Johnson
  • The Guy Who Came Back, starring Paul Douglas
  • Half Angel, starring Loretta Young
  • Happy Go Lovely, starring David Niven and Vera-Ellen
  • He Ran All the Way, starring John Garfield and Shelley Winters
  • Here Comes the Groom, directed by Frank Capra, starring Bing Crosby
  • His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Raymond Burr
  • The House in Montevideo (Das Haus in Montevideo) - (West Germany)
  • The House on Telegraph Hill, starring Richard Basehart
  • I Can Get It for You Wholesale, starring Susan Hayward
  • The Idiot (Hakuchi), directed by Akira Kurosawa - (Japan)
  • I Want You, directed by Mark Robson, starring Dana Andrews
  • Journey Into Light, directed by Stuart Heisler, starring Sterling Hayden
  • Juliette, or Key of Dreams (Juliette ou La clef des songes), directed by Marcel Carné - (France)


  • Kind Lady, directed by John Sturges, starring Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Keenan Wynn, Angela Lansbury
  • Lambert the Sheepish Lion
  • The Last Outpost, starring Ronald Reagan
  • Laughter in Paradise, starring Alastair Sim - (Britain)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James - (Britain)
  • The Lemon Drop Kid, starring Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley
  • Let's Go Crazy, starring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers - (Britain)
  • Leva på 'Hoppet', starring Ingrid Thulin - (Sweden)
  • Lightning Strikes Twice, starring Ruth Roman and Mercedes McCambridge
  • Little Big Horn, starring Lloyd Bridges
  • Little Egypt, starring Rhonda Fleming and Mark Stevens
  • The Long Dark Hall, starring Rex Harrison
  • Lost Continent, starring Cesar Romero
  • Love Nest, starring June Haver and Marilyn Monroe


  • The Magic Box, starring Robert Donat, a biopic of William Friese-Greene - (Britain)
  • Malliswari, starring N.T. Rama Rao - (India)
  • The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, starring Alec Guinness and Joan Greenwood - (Britain)
  • The Mating Season, starring Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter
  • The Medium, starring Marie Powers - (Italy)
  • Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano), directed by Vittorio De Sica - (Italy)
  • Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), directed by Alf Sjöberg - (Sweden)
  • The Model and the Marriage Broker, starring Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Zero Mostel
  • Mr. Imperium, starring Lana Turner and Ezio Pinza
  • Murder, Inc. (aka The Enforcer), starring Humphrey Bogart
  • My Outlaw Brother, starring Mickey Rooney and Wanda Hendrix


  • New Mexico, starring Lew Ayres and Marilyn Maxwell
  • No Highway in the Sky, starring James Stewart, Glynis Johns and Marlene Dietrich - (Britain)
  • Olivia, directed by Jacqueline Audry - (France)
  • On Moonlight Bay, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
  • On the Riviera, starring Danny Kaye
  • One Summer of Happiness (Hon dansade en sommar) - (Sweden)
  • Only the Valiant, starring Gregory Peck


  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, starring Ava Gardner and James Mason - (Britain)
  • Paris Vice Squad (Identité judiciaire) - (France)
  • Payment on Demand, starring Bette Davis and Barry Sullivan
  • Penny Points to Paradise, starring Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan - (Britain)
  • People Will Talk, starring Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Hume Cronyn
  • A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters
  • Pool of London, directed by Basil Dearden - (Britain)
  • The Prowler, directed by Joseph Losey, starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes
  • Quo Vadis, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, Leo Genn


  • The Racket, starring Robert Mitchum
  • The Raging Tide, starring Richard Conte and Shelley Winters
  • Rawhide, starring Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward
  • The Red Badge of Courage, directed by John Huston, starring Audie Murphy
  • Red Mountain, starring Alan Ladd
  • Repast (Meshi), directed by Mikio Naruse, written by the novelist Yasunari Kawabata - (Japan)
  • Rhubarb, starring Ray Milland
  • Rich, Young and Pretty, starring Jane Powell
  • The River (Le Fleuve), directed by Jean Renoir - (France/India/U.S.A.)
  • Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford and Jane Powell


  • ...Sans laisser d'adresse (No Forwarding Address), starring Bernard Blier and Danièle Delorme - (France)
  • Santa Fe, starring Randolph Scott
  • Saturday's Hero, starring John Derek and Donna Reed
  • Scrooge (aka A Christmas Carol), starring Alastair Sim - (Britain)
  • The Secret of Convict Lake, starring Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney
  • Show Boat, a musical starring Kathryn Grayson and Ava Gardner with songs by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern
  • Silver City, starring Edmond O'Brien and Yvonne De Carlo
  • Sirocco, starring Humphrey Bogart and Marta Toren
  • Spring Season (Bahar), first Hindi film of Vyjayanthimala and the producer A. V. Meiyappan - (India)
  • Starlift, starring Janice Rule and Ruth Roman
  • The Steel Helmet, directed by Samuel Fuller
  • Storm Warning, starring Ginger Rogers and Doris Day
  • The Strange Door, starring Charles Laughton and Boris Karloff
  • Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Elia Kazan, starring Vivien Leigh (Oscar for best actress) and Marlon Brando
  • Strictly Dishonorable, starring Ezio Pinza and Janet Leigh
  • The Strip, starring Mickey Rooney and Sally Forrest
  • Sugarfoot, starring Randolph Scott
  • Summer Interlude (Sommarlek), directed by Ingmar Bergman - (Sweden)
  • Superman and the Mole Men, starring George Reeves
  • Susana (aka The Devil and the Flesh), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)


  • Take Care of My Little Girl, directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Jeanne Crain and Mitzi Gaynor
  • A Tale of Five Cities (Passaporto per l'oriente) - (Italy/Britain)
  • The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) - (Japan)
  • The Tales of Hoffmann, a cinematic opera directed by Powell and Pressburger and starring Moira Shearer - (Britain)
  • The Tall Target, starring Dick Powell
  • That Happy Couple (Esa pareja feliz), directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and Luis García Berlanga - (Spain)
  • That's My Boy, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • The Thing from Another World, directed by Howard Hawks
  • Three Guys Named Mike, starring Jane Wyman
  • Tom Brown's Schooldays, starring John Howard Davies and Robert Newton - (Britain)
  • Tomahawk, starring Van Heflin and Yvonne De Carlo
  • Two of a Kind, starring Edmond O'Brien and Lizabeth Scott
  • Two Tickets to Broadway, starring Janet Leigh, Tony Martin, Gloria DeHaven
  • Vengeance Valley, starring Burt Lancaster and Joanne Dru
  • Victimas del Pecado (Victims of Sin) - (Mexico)


  • Warpath, starring Edmond O'Brien, Forrest Tucker, Polly Bergen
  • The Well, starring Harry Morgan
  • Westward the Women, starring Robert Taylor
  • When Worlds Collide, starring Barbara Rush
  • Young Wives' Tale, starring Joan Greenwood - (Britain)
  • You're in the Navy Now, starring Gary Cooper
  • Your Day Will Come (Lak Yawm Ya Zalem) - (Egypt)

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